Freshmen athletes' perceptions of adjustment to intercollegiate athletics

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dc.contributor.advisor Wayda, Valerie K. en_US Armenth-Brothers, Francine R. en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:13Z 2011-06-03T19:37:13Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .A7 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purposes of this study were to determine the adjustment of freshman athletes to intercollegiate athletics and to determine the validity of the Perceptions of Adjustment to Sports Questionnaire (PASQ), which was created for this research. The results of a pilot study that included 62 freshman intercollegiate athletes indicated that Rule 48 status, time of season, residence, interscholastic athletic experience, team cohesion, and revenue do not influence the adjustment of freshman athletes to intercollegiate sports (p < .05). Twelve panelists also rated the construct validity of the PASQ in a three-round Delphi study. The final version of the PASQ resulted in a 69-item, 8 sub scale instrument that measures freshman adjustment to intercollegiate athletics; however, additional research needs to be conducted to confirm its validity. Possible uses of the PASQ are to provide a foundation for counseling freshman intercollegiate athletes and to recognize freshman athletes at risk for psychiatric and physical health problems.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vii, 133 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College athletes -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College freshmen -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College sports -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title Freshmen athletes' perceptions of adjustment to intercollegiate athletics en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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